National Hospice Education Collaborative

The National Hospice Education Collaborative (NHEC) aim is to enable UK hospices realise their full potential as local education and training delivery partners in the practice of high quality palliative and supportive care within their communities.

To date, due to demand, the focus of the NHEC has been on building quality and capacity of vocational education and Apprenticeships, including support for the development and introduction of the Nursing Associate, Registered Nurse and Health Apprenticeships. However, the aim in time is for work on other educational initiatives/projects beyond vocational education and Apprenticeships.

The NHEC lead is Sally Garbett from St Christopher’s. Sally has 20 years’ experience specifically in vocational education and has been working with hospices since 2013. She aims to provide hospices with support to navigate the vocational developments and funding landscape affecting the hospice workforce.

The collaborative operates as a regional network model feeding into a national steering group (chaired by Liz Bryan, St Christopher’s Director of Education and Training), which works closely with the  two established networks clinical and HR leads networks; ECliHP and SHaWL.

Together we work to ensure that the sharing of expertise across the national hospice networks will benefit all involved.

Want to Join or find out more?

Membership is open to any UK hospice interested in participating in the Collaborative and in achieving the agreed objectives. These and the local contact of your regional group can be found on the website.

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